Map of Boston and its vicinity


Map of Boston and its vicinity

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Title:
Map of Boston and its vicinity : from actual surveys
Description:
Walling, a Boston-based engineer and surveyor, specialized in publishing landownership maps of individual towns, cities, and counties in New England, but particularly Massachusetts. One example is this extremely detailed map of Boston and vicinity, showing town boundaries, property owners, roads, railroads, and topography. Like many of his other maps, it could be purchased as a folded map stored in a handsome case, or as a wall hanging mounted on rollers. His maps varied greatly in size, some as large as five or six feet square. Information included in these maps was obtained from traveling along existing roads; direction was determined by the surveyors compass and distance by the odometer wheel.
Creator:
Walling, Henry Francis, 1825-1888
Creator:
F.A. Baker
Name on Item:
under the direction of H.F. Walling ; drawn, engraved, printed, colored & mounted at H.F. Walling's Map Establishment.
Date:
1859
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Boston (Mass.)--Maps
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)Boston
Publisher:
Boston : F.A. Baker
Notes:
Includes indexes to points of interest.
Relief shown by hachures.
Depth shown by soundings.
Extent:
1 map : col. ; 143 x 163 cm.
Scale:
Scale ca. 1:12,700
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_001248
Call #:
G3764.B6 1859 .W3
Barcode:
39999058991025
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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